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Residential Construction Booming at Puerto Cortes Honduras, Up 30%

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In recent years Puerto Cortes, located in Honduras, has seen residential growth of 30%, in particular in the area near Omoa. Meanwhile, the industrial sector recorded a growth of 20%, especially in the last two years thanks to increased economic activity. The numbers show the proof; the city’s population in 2001 was 90,191 and to date there are already 134,458 registered inhabitants.

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Original Article Text From Prensa Honduras via Google Translate :

Puerto Cortes residential growth is 30%

In the past five years, Puerto Cortes has grown 30% residential, which is reflected mainly in the vicinity of Omoa.
The industrial sector recorded a growth of 20%, the biggest increase has been in the last two years because the economic situation has improved.

Omar Flores, head of the Urban Planning Unit of the Mayor, said the city of Puerto Cortes is having a growth industry to the area of ​​San Pedro Sula, with an expansion in the residential area marked to Omoa.

Flores said that it expected the area to San Pedro Sula will be more residential and industrial growth driven by the activity that generated the start of the dry canal or logistics corridor.

In this area there are communities like El Chile, La Concordia and Las Delicias, among others, which are setting new residential and industrial companies.

To Omoa, the residential growth area is located in the village Cieneguita and Rio Mar, where new residential complexes being built as Costa Mar. The first stage consists of 100 houses and a Sea View 78 homes built initially. It is also in the residential approval process Maddalena in the same sector.

The costs of these residential homes vary, although it should be noted that the land is of high value because they have access to all basic services, the official said .

Prices are handled under the square yard thousand lempiras; for industry costs increase.

Flores said that already approved a permit for the construction of a shopping plaza near City Hall and other permits are pending for the operation of a new supermarket and shopping center across from Central Park.

Development Plan
The authorities are completing the details of the Municipal Development Plan with a focus on land where you take into account various scenarios. This plan is being designed for the next 20 years approved the National Plan subject to a review every five years, which aims to land use planning throughout the county, Flores said.

“We were only planning of urban and this is going to plan land use in an appropriate manner that is sustainable and well defined lines of action in the plan, the zoning regulations and own the entire municipality “said the official.
One of the challenges they must face this county is the cargo handling vehicle with enabling port dry canal, for which the municipal authorities plan to build a new access to allow traffic activity port from the other sectors thereby avoiding affecting the business of the city.

This four-lane access would be built parallel to the lagoon of Alvarado to go directly to the facilities of the National Port Authority, the cost of the project amounts to 400 million lempiras.

Furthermore, within the Development Plan are intended to improve access to the region, such as Baracoa, with the paving of the streets, and encourage people and to produce the land and migrate to urban areas.

Population
Lourdes Ramirez, head of the Unit of Research and Project Development, explained that the city’s population in 2001 was 90.191 people and to date there are already 134.458 inhabitants, according to data provided by the INE (National Statistics Institute), although here is not provided the floating population.

Ramirez said they are waiting to conduct a new census because they can not continue working based on projections.

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